March 17, 2016
Private Collections 2016
All of us at Knack are very pleased to once again be partnering with Enterprise for High School Students to help make the 16th anniversary of Private Collections the best yet!
Each year, the Private Collections Spring Art Tour presents a unique opportunity for the public to view San Francisco’s finest private art collections, housed at residences citywide. Collectors featured on this year’s tour included: Dan and Claire Carlevaro, David Fraze and Gary Loeb, as well as Jessica Silverman and Sarah Thornton amongst others.
We had the opportunity to tour the The Fraze/Loeb Collection which consisted primarily of contemporary art. Located in a Pacific Heights home (originally built by James Irvine II,) the collection featured was predominately works on paper, but also included paintings as well as some photography and sculptures. Among the artists represented in the print collection were John Baldessari, Christo, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns.
One piece in particular we found interesting was a print by Jasper Johns. Entitled “Flag (Moratorium),” the piece consisted of the U.S. flag painted green, orange, and navy blue, with a white circle in the center. A unique aspect of the work was that if you were to stare and focus at the white circle in the middle, then look away, you would be able to see the after image optical illusion of the U.S. flag in it’s true colors.
We’d like to thank David Fraze and Gary Loeb for allowing us to tour their beautiful home and giving us the back story and history of their amazing collection. We look forward to partnering and attending next year’s Private Collections tour.
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